Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When I try to run an application I have 'moved' by zippping + unzipping from one host to another it says :This program can only be executed by users in group 1002.

Can Anybody please decipher what this means?

I know you do not normally zip and move an application but this is a different problem/ message than that - so concentrate on the message!

Many thanks,


share|improve this question

migrated from May 31 '13 at 2:29

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

up vote 2 down vote accepted

This is not a system message, meaning it is not related to this file's permissions. This message has been generated by the application you are trying to run. It seems the application checks if the current user, who runs the application, is a member of group 1002. So what you have to do is:

  • create group 1002 and give it a meaningful name
  • add the user who will run this application to this group
share|improve this answer
Perfect! Cheers mate! – RenegadeAndy May 30 '13 at 21:53

You must log in to answer this question.